About Our Worship

At FBC, we offer three worship opportunities on Sunday mornings in addition to our 9:30 Sunday School Hour for all ages.

Contemporary Worship

At 8:15 and 10:45 am we offer a Contemporary Worship Service in our carpeted gym, referred to as The Crossing. You can read more about this service below.

Sanctuary Worship

At 10:45 am we offer a Sanctuary Worship in our beautiful sanctuary which features a 35-rank pipe organ that has been with our church since 1925. Read more about our sanctuary worship service below.

Learn about our sanctuary’s pipe organ.

Sunday School Hour

At 9:30 am we offer Sunday School Classes for all ages. We have a wide variety of Adult Sunday School classes along with Youth Classes, and classes geared for  younger children.

Fifth Sunday Family Gatherings

In any month where a “fifth Sunday” occurs, we typically will have a combined worship service. These services are special celebrations where all our church attenders can worship together in one service.

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Worship Service Descriptions

Contemporary Worship
Our 8:15 and 10:45 am Contemporary Services is centered on of God and uses an informal style (led by a full worship team) that utilize drums, guitars, piano, and, other instruments. Contemporary worship songs and hymns make this service spirited and fresh. This service shares the same real life stories as the traditional service to facilitate a worship experience.

The contemporary service is designed to offer worship in a relaxed atmosphere, praising God through music. The goal is to communicate the message in a way that is understandable regardless of religious upbringing.

A number of Worship Ministry Teams have been formed to provide support to the contemporary services. If you have had experience on worship teams, in bands, with vocals, drums, bass, guitars, piano, please contact Pastor Chris Chambers  or call the FBC office at (217) 352-2240 about joining our Worship Teams. We are also very interested in horn players such as trumpet, saxophone, or trombone players.

Sanctuary Worship
The 10:45 am Sanctuary Worship is centered on the worship of God. Stirring Biblical teaching, dynamic music, compelling dramas, and real life stories facilitate this experience. The teaching is centered on the Bible and provides practical applications to today’s living. With inspirational messages, you will be encouraged and challenged in your relationship with God, family, and friends.

The style of the music is a blend of traditional hymns along with meaningful choruses and works from the great classical/sacred composers. Congregational singing, the FBC Worship Choir, use of strings, brass, and percussion instruments as needed, and the use of the 35-rank pipe organ, all enhance the worship experience.

Many weeks you will hear, from the pulpit, an FBC attendee tell about how God is working in and through his or her life. These real life Faith Stories are presented as testimony to what is being taught in the services. The Sanctuary Worship experience is not only intended to facilitate worship for you during the service time but also to inspire and prepare you in your daily worship throughout the coming week.

This service is attended by people of all ages. Dress varies;  business or casual attire, including jeans, is common and welcome.

Nursery & Children's Church
Our nursery is available during all of our Sunday morning services and the Sunday School Hour. Additionally, for children from age 3 through first grade, we offer our Children’s Church during the 10:45 worship services. All workers in our nursery and Children’s Church have been screened for the children’s safety and security.